• Icelandic Laceweight Wool
  • variety of tools for knitting
  • Danish Floral sweater in pale iris and cream
  • Picture of Unexpected Knitting book and scribble knitting
Elizabeth Zimmermann
Meg Swansen

Welcome to Schoolhouse Press

Schoolhouse Press is a publisher of knitting books, patterns, and instructional videos, the home of Knitting Camp, and a knitting supply business founded in the mid-1950s by British-born master knitter Elizabeth Zimmermann. Today, we are a typical small business located in Wisconsin, USA, run by Elizabeth's family and a few staff members wearing a number of hats. Our focus is on customer service (yes, it's still possible to reach us by phone--800-968-5648) and supplying knitters with books, patterns, wool, and tools we use and endorse. Learn More.


Featured Products

Knitting With Two Colors

An extremely thorough and comprehensive reference book. A guide for those new to 2-color knitting, as well as an excellent source of advanced techniques for experienced knitters, including methods developed by Elizabeth ...

Vogue Knitting Shawls, on the Go!

Shawl designs in a small, hardcover book great for tucking into your knitting bag. Includes Meg Swansen's lace stole.

The Joy of Color

This amazing new book, The Joy of Color: Fair Isle Knitting Your Way, from Fair Isle master, Janine Bajus, is a remarkable resource for color knitting. The author has developed a unique set of instructions which simplify...

Inspired by Islay

Inspired by Islay is Kate Davies’ newest knitting book of 12 assorted designs for scarves, stockings, a blanket, cap, and a number of sweaters for men and women. To this is added a series of wonderful photographs, plus...

Knitting Patterns

WG 96 Danish Floral Pullover

This new design of Meg Swansen’s is for a hip-length, 3/4 sleeved, scooped-neck pullover. The light, airy motif is negative-imaged at the lower edges of sleeves and body, and the wool Meg used, Blackberry Ridge (Cream...

Norwegian Snow Flurry - SPP72

Meg’s design is the first we know of to emulate falling snow through the body of a classic Norwegian Sweater. Featuring authentic Norwegian yoke motifs, contrasting color at the shoulders and armholes, and a gradually ...

EZ Picture Knit - SPP71

Noted Brazilian designer Felipe Cavalheiro has created a unique tribute to one of his heroes, Elizabeth Zimmermann. His amazing picture knit (from an iconic photo of EZ) is executed using Armenian Knitting and features E...

Arctic Spirit Shawl - SPP70

An elegant Garter-stitch lace shawl from Meg Swansen and Elizabeth Zimmermann, based on Elizabeth's Spun Out 3-Cornered Shawls. Basic in its construction, but flattering and arresting to the eye, especially when worked i...

Seven Hats - SPP11

   7 designs from 4 designers. Meg Swansen presents: an elegant Twisted-Stitch cap, the whimsical Albrecht Durer Tower Hat and a simple to knit Circular Brioche Watch Cap. Two Elizabeth Zimmermann designs: her ...

Dragonflies and Thistles - SPP48

    Dragonflies & Thistles is the latest design in Bridget Rorem's lace line available exclusively through Schoolhouse Press. For this gorgeous gossamer stole, Bridget has - as usual - invented her own...